10 Things to Do in Tsuruga That You Shouldn't Miss

February 5, 2018 Weston Hennigan

Tsuruga in Japan, from Asia region, is best know for Sacred & Religious Sites. Discover best things to do in Tsuruga with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Tsuruga

1. Kehi Shrine

11-68 Akebonocho, Tsuruga 914-0075, Fukui Prefecture +81 770-22-0794
Excellent
13%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
29%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 122 reviews

Kehi Shrine

Reviewed By BCollyer - Midland, Georgia

This is another one of the many many shrines in Japan. There is not much that makes this different than the many other ones. Nice visit...worth about half an hour. Interesting little town of Tsuruga so makes for a nice walk. Winter is a bear...here....expect snow.

2. Kehi no Matsubara

Matsushimacho, Tsuruga 914-0801, Fukui Prefecture
Excellent
21%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
32%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 88 reviews

Kehi no Matsubara

Reviewed By Mish_H50 - Japan

This beach in the summer can be over crowded and over priced, which makes it a little tiresome for a visit. If you are looking for a beach, I would skip this particular one and look for the many others in the areas- around Mihama there are great ones that are not as crowded.
If you want to avoid paying for the parking area, park at the pachinko/supermarket and walk 10 minutes.

3. Tsuruga Museum

44-1 Kanegasakicho, Tsuruga 914-0072, Fukui Prefecture +81 770-37-1035
Excellent
34%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 43 reviews

Tsuruga Museum

Reviewed By ohgeorge - Naples, FL

This modest little museum depicts the role this modest port city played in to major humanitarian events before the US entered WW2. While it does little to diminish the spector of he savage, inhumane treatment of the Koreans, Chinese and prisoners by the Japanese Army, it does remind one that many Japanese were kind and sympathetic people. The port played a major role in saving over 700 Polish orphans in the 1920s and over 500 Jewish refugees in 1940s. It was a member of this latter group that helped found the museum. He and others now settled in the US came to Tsuruga to express their thanks and donate monies to help establish the museum. Their story is a profound one as the Japanese Vice Counsel Sugihara in Lithuania provided transit visas against the orders of superiors to save them in the face of the advancing Nazis. He was dishonored by his government after the war, but won his place among the most honored by Israel. It was until after his death that his good deeds were recognized in Japan.

4. Mizushima Island

Mizushima, Tsuruga 914-0000, Fukui Prefecture
Excellent
31%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 44 reviews

Mizushima Island

Reviewed By 2Jeel - Gifu

Bathing @Mizushima beach is a cool experience indeed. You have to take a ferry to reach the uninhabited island. Be fully prepared to carry with you, what could be needed during your stay on the beach/island. Please don't forget that the last ferry may return back from the island by 04:00pm. Water is shallow and safe for all bathers but its color is beautifully crystal blue. It is better to walk only on the clear sea floor by avoiding dark coral stones since those might be injurious to bare-footed bathers. This beach is good for swimming but an additional plan can be made if you want to see the sun set elsewhere e.g. Shuishohama (crystal) beach.

5. Symbol Road Monument

Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture +81 770-22-2611
Excellent
15%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
45%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 53 reviews

Symbol Road Monument

Reviewed By Issariya C

The monuments built from a manga I've never read but there were cute and seem to be a romantic sci-fi story. The light make it beauty to look at night but not nice for the day photos. They even put the cartoon on all the bus stops around Tsuruga. Charming.

6. Tsuruga Railway Museum

1-25 Minatomachi, Tsuruga 914-0079, Fukui Prefecture +81 770-21-0056
Excellent
15%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 40 reviews

Tsuruga Railway Museum

Reviewed By Ng S - Hong Kong, China

Tsuruga is a small town but was once the gateway to Europe. The museum is a once a railway station but is now disused. The place is small but the setting is great. It's by the seaside and next to a park. There are also a few attractions nearby. Enjoy the nice sea view

7. Nihonkai Sakana Machi

1-1531 Wakabacho, Tsuruga 914-0125, Fukui Prefecture +81 770-24-3800
Excellent
18%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
9%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 157 reviews

Nihonkai Sakana Machi

Reviewed By Margaret B - Queensland, Australia

This is an amazing market offering predominately all types of fish and seafood. There are other stalls offering sweets etc. Stall holders are friend,y and keen to offer samples of fish etc. We were impressed to view the cutting up of a large tuna fish. Many small restaurants are a big feature of this market and all display their dishes and are well patronised. It is very clean and easy to walk around.

8. Akarenga Storehouse

4, KanegasakIcho, Tsuruga 914-0072, Fukui Prefecture +81 770-47-6612
Excellent
9%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
49%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 55 reviews

Akarenga Storehouse

Reviewed By KlapauciusJapan - Japan

Two old red brick storehouses at the port of Tsuruga, recently (opened in 2015) renovated to make a new tourist attraction for Tsuruga. There's a small garden outside the entrance, which seemed to mostly be used for people to smoke. Walking inside, it is interesting to see how the old buildings have been used.
The first has a very small cafe and snack/souvenir shop, a seafood restaurant, and a pricey Italian restaurant. All were very busy at lunchtime, and with the high prices, might be worth finding elsewhere to eat if here around lunchtime.
The next building has the main attraction: a "nostalgic diorama" of Tsuruga with model trains. It is very interesting and full of small details. Spent some time looking at the diorama and watching the trains and other vehicles move around. They provide a play area with toy trains for small children, and you can crawl into small tunnels to pop up in the middle of the diorama for taking photos.
Interesting, but a bit expensive - 400 yen for adults, 200 yen for pre-school children (though free for children under 3).

9. Tsuruga Tourist Information Center

1-1-19 Kanawacho, Tsuruga 914-0055, Fukui Prefecture +81 770-21-8686
Excellent
13%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
34%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 23 reviews

Tsuruga Tourist Information Center

Reviewed By Issariya C

Although English is not their first language, the staff tried their best to help giving you all useful information and recommended nice places suit your interests. Thanks to google translate who helped us a lot with the communication.
I went there to ask about treks to have a nice walk and hiking spots. The staff recommend some good places and explained (in very detailed as much as they know) how to get there with public transport. Really nice and helpful staff.

10. Kanegasakigu Shrine

1-4 Kanegasaki, Tsuruga 914-0072, Fukui Prefecture +81 770-22-0938
Excellent
3%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
42%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 28 reviews

Kanegasakigu Shrine

Reviewed By Issariya C

Nice and quiet with a very good view over Tsuruga bay. Seems to be a gorgeous place to see Sakura. Have heard it's the place where girls come to pray for their loves.

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